Prayagraj: Seven activists of the Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha (SYS), including its state vice-president Sandeep Yadav, were detained by the police near Subhash Crossing here on Friday while protesting against the four years of the Yogi Adityanath regime. All the activists were later taken to the reserve police lines.
SP district spokesman Daan Bahadur told TOI that a group of SYS activists were detained on the charges of holding posters against the state government.
He said, party workers were protesting peacefully, but policemen detained them. Those detained by the police included Sandeep Yadav, Mishir Ahmad, Jay Singh, Jai Shankar Rawat, Shiv Kesharwani, Sagar Nishad and Arun Yadav.
SP district president Yogesh Chandra Yadav said, “People of the state are fed up with the BJP government. The progress of the state has been stalled in the past four years and all the sections of the society, including students, youths, farmers and traders, are feeling cheated.”
He also claimed that BJP’s slogan “sakba saath, sabka vikas” has proved to be a flop show.
Yadav also lamented that the graph of crime against women has increased manifold in the four years of the BJP government, which had been giving slogans like “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao”.
SP leaders claimed that the BJP government was intentionally lodging fake FIRs against Samajwadi Party leaders, which would not be tolerated. They said that people of the state would give a befitting reply to the BJP government in the 2022 assembly polls.